I talked to Kara Baskin, a writer for AARP’s Life Reimagined site, about The Upside of Getting Fired (see her article from Nov 3, 2014).
What if, after being fired…
– You could find a place where you are truly valued?
– You find work you like better?
– You pursue a passion and find work you love that’s NOT a job? (See Unjobbing by Michael Fogler)
– You get some time to reconnect with old friends and co-workers?
– You get some work done in/around your house that you’ve been meaning to do for ages?
– You realize what’s really important to you – that doesn’t involve your past employer?
– You meet new people and expand your network?
– You find out who your true friends are, the folks there to support you in times of need?
– You get a chance to hit the “pause” button on your career and really, truly, think about your gifts and skills…
– You have some time to learn something new…
Yes, I know, there are financial stresses and family stresses that come with unemployment. I get that, and I don’t take that lightly.
But what if…???
Could being fired be the best thing to ever happen to you?